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How do I know if I have sleep apnea? I woke up in the middle of the night and could not breathe for about five second, I'm sixteen and very worried about this.

People . People with sleep apnea often snore a lot. If you are worried about the episode, you could ask one of your parents to observe you sleep to see if you breath continually. However, before you get worried over this one episode; I have to tell you that many of my patients wake up from nightmares with a similar reaction. Sleep apnea is diagnosed through a polysomnogram (sleep study). Read more...
The . The only way to determine if you have sleep apnea, as opposed to a sleep disturbance, is to have an assessment by a obstructive sleep apnea team. These teams are usually affiliated with a regional medical center / hospital. They will perform a history and physical to determine if there are any medical / pharmacological causes for your symptoms. You will be asked to undergo a sleep study to determine the presence of sleep apnea and to determine its severity and to further rule out causes. An apnea / hypopnea index will be determined. If you do have sleep apnea, a cause will be determined. Sometimes something as simple as weight loss will correct the problem. Read more...

How do I know if I have sleep apnea? I sleep really smoothly at night now (as far as I know!) no snoring. My only complaint is being easily startled.

Sleep study. The only way to know for sure is with a sleep study. Besides the conditions you list, other signs of sleep apnea are: morning headaches, poor memory, irritability & personality changes, gerd, bruxism, and night sweats to name but a few. Being overweight is a big risk factor and snoring is a frequent sign. Read more...
Testing. How do you know whether or not you sleep "smoothly" during the night? Has anyone slept with you and commented. The best answer is to take an overnight sleep study and have the md tell you the correct answer. Read more...

How do I know if I have sleep apnea?! I have sinus problems and they've been closed and Everytime I fall asleep I wake up gasping

Sleep study. Ask your PCP to order a sleep study or be referred to a sleep specialist in order to get evaluated. In this type of test you are observed and monitored overnight in a special facility where your sleep pattern is studied. They can tell if you are suffering of sleep apnea keeping track of your oxygen levels and other parameters while you sleep. Read more...
Sleep study. see your doctor and explain your symptoms and see if they will order a sleep study. Read more...